tickle (one's) fancy(redirected from tickled someone's fancy)
tickle (one's) fancy
To be appealing or pleasant to someone; to be intriguing or of interest to someone. A: "Do you want to go to a movie later on?" B: "I don't know, there's nothing that really tickles my fancy in theaters right now." I'm not going to declare my major until I've had a couple years in college to see what ends up tickling my fancy.
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tickle someone's fancy
to interest someone; to make someone curious. I have an interesting problem here that I think will tickle your fancy. This doesn't tickle my fancy at all. This is dull and boring.
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tickle one's fancy
Appeal to one, be to one's liking, as in That joke tickled my fancy. This term uses fancy in the sense of "liking" or "taste." [Second half of 1700s]
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catch/take/tickle somebody’s ˈfancy(informal) please or attract somebody: Mary seems afraid some other girl will catch Alan’s fancy. ♢ She saw that the picture had taken my fancy and insisted on giving it to me as a present.
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- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- a stranger to (someone or something)
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- be in bad with (someone)
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)
- brief (someone) about (someone or something)